AFL Round 2 – Essendon v Hawthorn: Pipped

A classic in the Almanac style of footy being a way into writing about the things that most matter. Here Trucker Slim, in writing about Essendon v Hawthorn from a Greek Easter celebration, remembers his father. Beautiful piece.

“With a warm hand on my shoulder he taught me how to kick and mark
But the dearest truth he taught me was the depth of love that’s in a laugh”.

“this moment is the only thing you have”

” Family, community and the maintenance of a spirit built from the blood, sweat and tears of decent people and deep meaning.”